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." america, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. with hope and virtuewords -- wi, that as braved the icy current and/or what storms may come. let it be said by our children's children when we were tested refused to let this journey and, that we did not turn back nor did we falter and with eyes on the horizon and god's grace upon us, we carried force that gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations. thank you, and god bless you, and god bless the united states of america. [cheers and applause]
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>> following the ceremony, former president said goodbye and departed by helicopter from the east front of the capital.
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president obama led to the inaugural parade to the white house. at one point they got out of the limousine and walked the parade route. [cheers and applause] >> president barack obama. [cheers and applause]
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>> president barack obama and first lady michelle obama. [cheers and applause]
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>> wendy -- one of the many balls held that night was the commander in chief called, began in 2005, open to members of the military and the guests. they danced with members of the military and the president made some remarks. ♪
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>> thank you. thank you all for coming. [applause] thank you. [applause] thank you so much. thanks to all of you. tonight i have the very special honor as being known as the guy who accompanied michelle obama to the ball. i want to start by thanking tonight's co hosts, the senior enlisted advisors of the five
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branches of the united states armed forces. [applause] i want to acknowledge the joint chiefs of staff, the chairmen of the joint chiefs of staff, who are here with us as well. thank you, gentlemen. i also want to recognize some very special guests. three hundred wounded warriors who are joining us. [applause] i want to thank all of you for your service. i wish you quick and healthy recoveries. i know that you are more than ready to get home to your families. i know they are more than ready to have you back. i also want to take a moment to
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honor the families of the fallen, who are here with us tonight. [applause] you have given so much to this country. i know that your loved ones sacrifice has been your sacrifice as well. please know that you in our thoughts and prayers. today, everyday, forever. and finally, i want to thank all of the enlisted men and women and junior officers here tonight. [applause] it is wonderful to be surround by some of the very best and bravest americans. your courage, grace, and your patriotism inspire us all.
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to you, and to all those watching around the world, know that as president, i will have no greater honor or responsibility than serving as your commander in chief. [applause] right now, as we gather here in washington, we are sobered by the knowledge that we have troops in all corners of the world, many of them in harms way. we are fighting to wars. -- two wars. we face dangerous threats to our security. we depend on the men and women of our armed services to keep us safe. we also know that service and sacrifice aren't limited to those who wear the uniform. because every time a serviceman redeploys, there is an empty seat at the table back home, and a family that has to bear an extra burden.
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that's why michelle has spent so much time these last few months working with our military families [applause]. and that's why tonight we don't just salute our troops, we salute the military families who have earned the respect of a grateful nation. [applause] understand, tonight isn't simply about the inauguration of an american president. it's a celebration of our military and our military families, so going forward you will have our support and our respect. you will have a great secretary of defense in bob gates. you will have a great secretary of veterans affairs in general erik shinseki. [applause] and every single day that i am in the white house, i will try to serve you as well as you are serving the united states of america.
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as i said earlier today, while the tests we face are new, and the ways in which we meet them may be new, the values on which our success depends are old.
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those values like hard work and honesty, courage and tolerance, loyalty and patriotism, those are values that are embodied in our armed forces. what's required is for all of us to return to those values, what's required is all of us to embrace a new era of responsibility where we expect and demand not only more of our leaders, but more of ourselves. so tonight, we celebrate, but tomorrow the work begins. and i look forward to joining you in that effort. together i am confident that we will write the next great chapter in america's story. now, i've got a little surprise for some of you. as i said before, we have folks who are working right now, in iraq and afghanistan, and it appears, if our technology works the way it's supposed to, that we should have members of the illinois army national guard 33rd infantry brigade combat unit based in urbana illinois. hey, guys. >> hello, sir. go ahead. good morning, sir. >> i was told there was going to
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be a delay. before you say anything, else can you please introduce the rest of your crew there? >> yes, sir. it is all about them. i am from chicago. most of the people are from chicago. before i pass the microphone, i wanted to invite you back to afghanistan and sit down with some of the great people we work with and develop their security forces. come on back when you get a chance. >> i will be back. >> how are you doing mr. president? chicago, illinois. west side, sir.
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>> hi, mr. president. i am near midway airport. >> can i ask a question before you pass on the mic we've got three chicago guys, this is an important test white sox or cubs? >> cubs fan, mr. president. >> i am sorry. i could not hear you. >> cubs then, mr. president. -- fan, mr. president. >> go to the next guy, let's see if we can find a white sox fan. cubs >> terrible.
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>> hi, cubs fan/. go, cubs. >> i am from chicago, illinois. and i may -- i am a sox fan. >> finally, about time. >> good morning, mr. president. i want to say hi to my family at home. and i am a cubs fan. >> well, sgt. major, we may be outnumbered, us white sox fans, but whether you're a white sox, cubs, or cardinals, we got some folks probably from scott air force base or something down in metro east. no matter were you are from, we
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are all grateful to you for your outstanding service, you make us proud, and we are going to do everything we can to make your work go smoother, and you need to know that every single american, regardless of party, regardless of what their politics are, support you, and will always support you. thank you so much. [applause] >> sir, right here. >> thank you everybody, and i will see you either back home or out where you guys are. thank you. and we salute you.
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got a very much. give them a big round of applause please. with that, we have one more person that i need to introduce, that would be the first lady of the united states of america, michelle obama. [applause] i may have been stood up. [laughter] [cheers and applause] ♪
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>> please welcome the army search -- sgt. ♪
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[cheers and applause] ♪ >> michele and i thank you for your service. we are grateful to you. god bless you and god bless the united states of america.
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♪ [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear -- >> this weekend, president obama begins his second term. sunday, the official swearing-in ceremony at the white house before noon eastern. our coverage include your phone calls and a look back at the president's 2009 address. and then on monday, the public ceremony with the swearing in at noon eastern at the u.s. capitol. and other festivities including the capitol luncheon in the afternoon parade. all the coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. on c-span, c-span radio, and join the conversation on facebook, and on twitter.
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>> our website will have added features including video feeds from our c-span crews, the deal on demand of the day's major events and a visual page of behind-the-scenes photos, all at next, chelsea clinton, president obama, and joe biden taking part in national day of service. and another chance to see highlights from the 2009 inauguration of president obama. then a discussion about americans and their retirement savings accounts. >> i think every first lady brings a unique perspective to this job. if you did not, you could not live through it. i think to the extent this feels naturally to me at any level, and i would never have bought living in the white house would phil natural, it is because i
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tried to make it me. i try to bring a little bit of michelle obama into this. at the same time, respecting and valuing the tradition that is america. >> the first ladies, the pirates and public lives. c-span teams up with the historical association for a first of its kind series for television. first ladies, influence and image, season one begins on president's day at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. on c-span, c-span radio, and c- >> saturday was the national day of service to honor the service and the legacy of martin luther king junior. one of these events took place at the washington -- the national mall. it was headlined by chelsea clinton, the honorary chair. joining her was beau biden.
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this is about 15 minutes. >> are you ready to kick off this day of doing a lot of good? i will be your and see today. let's have a huge national day of service welcome to the woman who was the co-chairman of the reelection campaign, and she is currently serving as the co- chair for the inauguration committee, let's hear it for eva longoria. >> good morning. i am so excited to be here. it is so inspiring to see so
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many of you come out for this national day of service and give back to your community. a lot of the know -- >> a lot of you know, i grew up in corpus christi, texas. and i grew up in a family of volunteers and a family and community of people who wanted to give back. my three sisters and i were very blessed to have a great role models, which were my parents, who dedicated their lives to serving the others. i mother was a special-education teacher. [cheers] yeah, teachers. my dad worked on the army base. my parents were crystal clear about what they wanted for us and that was an education. so a lot of what we did to give back was in the educational arena. i love that president obama house the same values. -- has the same values. he knows that, for our nation, and education cannot be a luxury. it will strengthen the middle-
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class and strengthen the work force that will keep us innovative. if you're thinking about how you can search or how you can follow the president's example to honor this national day of service, start with this. make a difference in one child's life. mentor a student. donate a book to a library, donate supplies to a school. i am here because i have someone looking out for me. i'm telling you how important my education was. someone was pushing me to succeed. but i want to make sure the next generation has that as well. so last year, when i launched the eva longoria foundation, i focused on helping advance latinas in education.
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a belief that america should be a place where hard work pays off, where ambition can create opportunity, and, no matter where at you look like or where you come from or what your last name is, you can make it if you try. [cheers and applause] by's start this new year achieving america's promise. we will go back to our schools and students and we will serve our community. and you will be serving your country when you serve your community. and is to make the dream of a good education a reality, it will enrich your life as well. it is my honor not to introduce someone who has giving back in her dna, the national chair of this national day of service -- chelsea clinton. [cheers and applause]
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♪ >> good morning everybody. thank you, eva. to want to echo what eva said and say how wonderful it is to see everybody in this room. this day in particular has a lot of personal meaning for me. i am proud of my parents for countless reasons. [cheers and applause] i am glad you feel the same way. but one of the reasons i am particularly proud of my father today is that, 19 years ago, he signed that made martin luther king day a national day of service.
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[cheers and applause] and when he signed the bill, he reminded us of what dr. king often called life's most persistent and urgent question -- what are you doing for others? and in my family, the only wrong answer to that question is nothing. but there are as many right answers as there are people in this tent today and people in our country. eva spoke about how her parents inspired her. my parents certainly inspire me every day. but today, when i engaged in a service project with my husband mark, i will be thinking about my grandmother dorothy who started giving back when she was a child. she volunteered in her local school, helping to tutor migrant workers, farm children in southern california, in reading in english and writing.
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as she got older and had her own children, she provided school trips. she always wanted to cook an extra lunch for someone whose parents could not provide that for them. when she got older still, her children, including my mom, had left the hall. she became a big sister to mentor young girls like her who had been neglected and abused as a child. when she got older still and she could not do that any longer, she would knit clothing to donate to her local church. and then when she got older still and she could no longer in it, she gave with money she could to support the big sisters and big brother program and to help still ensure that little girls like her would have people who had believed in them, just what she had summit people who believe in her because she always believed that every child who had been neglected to grow up and be a mother, to have a home full of love and support
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so their children, like my mother, could have dreams that reached the sky. and that is the chain of service in our country and i am deeply grateful to the inspiring example of my grandmother and my parents and i am so grateful to see some much enthusiasm in this room today. and i hope that today will be either the only most recent date of service in so many of your lives, particularly with so many of the children in the tent today, your first day of service. it is so much more fun when we all work together. it is my great honor and privilege to ask beau biden to the stage. have fun today, everybody. ♪ >> good morning, everyone. thank you for leading the
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support and effort here in this inaugural weekend. thank you for your leadership here and think the most -- thank you most importantly to you all out here on this chilly saturday morning. your dedication is inspiration to me and my family. this event, the national day of service, is a wonderful way to honor, as chesley just eloquently and noted, the legacy of dr. king. but it is also a reminder that our veterans of our nation, every day is a big service for them and every day's a day of sacrifice. today, in my career in the military, i have had the honor of serving with two heroes whose service and sacrifice i have seen up close and personal. as of yesterday, we remember today the 6572 brave men and women in uniform who paid the
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ultimate sacrifice. [applause] returning home as fallen angels in my state and delaware. as you look around this magnetism all, you will see -- magnificent mall, you will see memorials to that service, memorial honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. but there are fewer monuments to the thousands of selfless acts of service and sacrifice performed every day around this country and the world by our servicemen and women. whether a is a 17-year-old boy reporting for basic training after begging his mom to sign a waiver to allow him to join or to national guardsmen who leaves his hall and his family as the
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storm approaches to go fill sandbags to protect another person's home, whether it be in a hurricane or super storm sandy. you can clap for that. that is right. [applause] the servicemen and women and the veterans and their families were here with us this morning are living monuments to that service. their commitment to serve, their willingness to volunteer should be inspiration and is an inspiration to me and it should be to you and i know it is. in spite of all the talk of how divided we are as a nation, how we are as a country, more and more americans are coming together to serve each other every day. volunteers in america is at a five-year high. in 2011, americans spent 8 billion hours giving back to their communities, enough hours to build the entire state building more than a thousand
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times over. [cheers and applause] you represent that. you're organizing food drives, mentoring children from the building playgrounds and so much more. when i look out and see you all and the kids here today, your service is having an even greater impact because you're in selling what my wife and i and brother and sister-in-law and my sister and brother-in-law are trying to do with our kids, instilling that had a service, making it second nature to but others first as chelsea's parents taught her. so my request to you today is to take advantage of the hundred plus organizations in this tent and on the small around this city that are out there to see if there is one where their mission matches your passion and consider serving our veterans as a small way of repaying the service that they
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have given to us. as my father said, helpless show -- help us show that the strength of our example as an example of our strength. plug in to do all they can to strengthen our nation. [cheers and applause] today, we can all and hand and do the same. and in doing so, we are working to make our great country worthy of our veterans service and their sacrifice. thank you and god bless our troops.
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[cheers and applause] your name?'s
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>> the president and first lady or at an elementary school in washington, d.c. where they participated in a community service project. afterwards they spoke about the importance of volunteering. >> that was a good one.
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[cheers and applause] >> hello, everybody. hello, hello, hello. [applause] this is a good looking crew here. first of all, we want to acknowledge the elementary school and the principal here who is doing outstanding work. you may think she is a student at no, she is the principal. as a look around the room, i see
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friends from all across the country, people who have been such great supporters of ours. more importantly, everybody here, adults and children understand the importance of giving back. as we think about, not so much about the inauguration, but the fact this is doctor king's birthday we will be celebrating, this weekend. that he saidminded everybody wants to be first, everybody wants to be a drum major, but if you are going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service, be a drum major for justice, the a drum major for looking out for other people. [applause] organizations like city year,
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the corporation for national service, all the great work that is being done day in, day out shows there is a huge thunder on the part of young people to get involved in to get to engage. it was interesting -- we were talking to one of that young people, i was stating a shelf -- michelle does -- says i did a fine job. i was talking to them and they said our parents, every holiday we would always do service and so i was taught at a very young age. the fact we have some outstanding young people here today, i want to say thank you to the parents for showing early on and to all of our young people how gratifying and fulfilling this is. this is really what america is
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about. this is what we celebrate. this inauguration, it is a symbol of our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power, but it should also be an affirmation we are in this together and we have to look out for each other and work hard on behalf of each other. we are thrilled all of you are here. we are -- we hope you're having a great time. [applause] i hear reports that he and people did some good work and some of the older folks like me, who it hurts getting our knees, bending down a little bit, we were able to manage also. and some hal michelle obama looked stylus' the whole time she was doing it. -- looked stylish the whole time she was doing it. >> i know we have a lot of family members in the audience.
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we always force our family, when they do something really cool, they have to serve than they do it happily. i am proud for our families for always being there for us. we love you guys. as brock said, this is a weekend of celebration. we have to remember that the reason why we are here, why we are standing here, why we are able to celebrate this because a lot of people worked hard and supported us. and we have a job to do. this is a symbol of the kind of work we need to be doing for the next four years and beyond. [crash] that was the press. it is ok. i hope he did not break it. for all of the young people, and we have all lot of young people, city year members, this to be beset the school, as barack says, we are passing the
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baton to you. as you making your way through life, who are you pulling up behind you? as long as you are pulling somebody behind you, you are doing the right thing. we are very proud of the land we are going to come down and shake some hands. [cheers and applause] >> joe biden and jill biden participated at the d.c. armory. they helped pack kits for wounded warriors and first responders. the vice president also spoke to those who turned out to help.
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how are you? nice to see you.
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